Flying Burrito Brothers: S/D

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I know sadly little of their work. Help me out.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Sunday, 20 July 2003 06:52 (11 years ago) Permalink

They only had two albums..."The Gilded Palace of Sin" and "Burrito Deluxe", both available on one CD. It's worth getting.

Specifically search:
Dark End of the Street
My Uncle
Lazy Days
Wild Horses

The two Gram Parsons album are also worth getting.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 20 July 2003 08:38 (11 years ago) Permalink

. . . which are also available on 1 CD.

Johnney B (Johnney B), Sunday, 20 July 2003 15:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

The Gilded Palace of Sin is excellent and the best place to start. Burrito Deluxe has its moments, but it is marred by Parson's already declining role with the band. Seek out Sleepless Nights, which has some demos that were meant for a Burrito Brothers album of more traditional material that was never released. It has some wonderful, classic sleepy-sounding country--great music for lazy Sunday afternoons or hazy twilight times. It also has some wonderful outtakes from Parsons sessions with Emmylou Harris. It is not as good as Gilded Palace, but a better listen than Burrito Deluxe.

The band continued without Parsons after Burrito Deluxe and put out a few more albums, but they were already pursuing a slicker sound on the second album, which I believe is partly what drove Parsons away, so I can't imagine the later material is worthwhile.

I'd love to elaborate more, but I have to run to a barbecue.

Marcus Barr (Marcus Barr), Sunday, 20 July 2003 18:12 (11 years ago) Permalink

The third album (s/t) is OK -- Chris Hillman was still around. Avoid any FBB titles on Relix -- the band carried on well into the '90s; there may still be a FBB around gigging somewhere.

Jeff Wright, Monday, 21 July 2003 01:34 (11 years ago) Permalink

hot burrito 1
hot burrito 2

bulk fangstrom (gaz), Monday, 21 July 2003 01:41 (11 years ago) Permalink

Was the Burritos' cover of "Wild Horses" the first cover song to ever be released before the original? I know the Stones recorded "Wild Horses" in Muscle Shoals during the '69 tour, but the Burritos released their cover in 1970, and obviously the Stones' didn't come out until '71.

As you can tell, I'd say to search out this song, as their cover of "Wild Horses" is excellent.

But does this song have the rare distinction of being the only cover to come out before the original, or did it happen on other occasions?

Adam Harrison-Friday, Monday, 21 July 2003 02:22 (11 years ago) Permalink

Was the Burritos' cover of "Wild Horses" the first cover song to ever be released before the original?

i think Les Fleur de Lys' cover of the Who's "Circles" ended up being released first due to legal issues holding back the release of the Who version..

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 21 July 2003 03:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...
rip :(
wow, he was quite a bit older than the other burritos, he's as old as my dad ! You were awesome, Sneaky!!

timmy tannin (pompous), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 08:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

so has anyone heard about (or heard) this?
http://www.amoeba.com/content/gram-parsons-archives-volume-1.html
I'm intrigued ... cool setlist, and I'm assuming the sound will be good.
Also really interested in that $1000 Wedding demo at the end of disc 1 -- has that appeared anywhere else (officially or bootleggy?)

tylerw, Thursday, 1 November 2007 16:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

^^^^^ the live at the avalon is quite nice, a bit rough but some smokin' covers, esp. "mental revenge." michael clarke surprisingly solid on the drums!

gershy, Wednesday, 30 January 2008 07:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Been livin from haaaaand ta mouth.

ian, Friday, 3 October 2008 23:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Gilded Palace >>> 3rd record > burrito deluxe >>>>>>> the rest.

ian, Saturday, 4 October 2008 03:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Their cover of "To Love Somebody" is epic.

my sweet coconut (rogermexico.), Saturday, 4 October 2008 04:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

the parsons/hillman harmonies (like here) are like the everlys on the verge of a breakdown. love 'em.

tipsy mothra, Saturday, 4 October 2008 05:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

God I love The Gilded Palace of Sin. What a fucking amazing record.

ian, Friday, 24 October 2008 01:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can take 'em or leave 'em, frankly. Gram Parsons has that wounded-goose warble that needs a really strong Emmylou to make it sound good, and their Sweetheart-o'-th'-Rodeo instrumental fussiness doesn't pack a lot of wallop for me. But I'm in the minority here, so go at 'er.

(I've always loved "Sin City" and "Wheels", though.)

staggerlee, Friday, 24 October 2008 01:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

anyone here checked out Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969? It's listed as Gram Parsons Archives Vol. 1 but it's (mostly) a FBB set, I gather. I'm not sure about the provenance of the "$1000 Wedding" on disk 1, which is a solo take and ghostly and beautiful. The "When Will I Be Loved" that ends disk 1 is fragile and goofy at the same time; and kinda kinda sounds like a Stones outtake; is he just singing with Hillman or are others present? Anyway, it's very nice. The "Sin City" on disk 2 is sad and gorgeous; actually the "Hot Burrito #1" on side 2 is pretty downbeat too, compared to the one on side 1. I don't have the liners handy; does it say why the vibe of the two disks is so different? Are they different nights, or just different sets from the same night? Drugs may be the answer. The organ on "Hot Burrito #2" on disk 2 is more like "Hot Chicken #1", or more like "Sudden Organ". Overall, disk 2 is better, I think.

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Sunday, 28 February 2010 16:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Bought this a couple of weeks ago. It's two April nights in San Fransisco recorded during a Grateful Dead tour, with FBB opening. Bonus tracks on the first disc are demo versions. I'll check the liner notes if there's any more info on those demos. Didn't know this existed, just stumbled upon it while browsing a local shop - a great find!

willem, Sunday, 28 February 2010 19:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

"When Will I Be Loved" was taped in NYC in 1967 (!), played by "Gram Parsons and Friends".
"Thousand Dollar Wedding" was taped in LA in road manager Jimmi Seiter's house and it is indeed only Gram on the piano.

willem, Sunday, 28 February 2010 20:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

honestly felt that live album wasn't as good as a lot of the boots i have

by another name (amateurist), Sunday, 28 February 2010 22:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

thanks for the info, willem!

I thought the first disk was pretty lackluster until the demo takes at the end. The second disk has a more delicate vibe and I'd listen again. Are the other boots you have in mind rowdy, or more on the tender side?

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Monday, 1 March 2010 06:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

There's something on the RIP thread, too:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/04/chris-ethridge-founding-member-of-flying-burrito-brothers-dies-at-65.html

I've only got Gilded Palace and a compilation, so there's a lot I don't know, but "Christine's Tune" is an all-time favourite:

clemenza, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw Pete Townshend play this at a solo show in 1997. He introduced it with a story about riding around California with Gram Parsons in 1969 and telling Gram, "I think you're great, I think your group's great, I think you'll be really successful..." Gram said, "Well, thanks, Pete. 'Cause we're starving."

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

H'm-m-m, what was he spending his trust fund on? Read a claim by one of his pals,that he was so wasted when went to pick up some loot, they had to take him in a wheelchair. Water under the bridge--get it while you can, musically, that is http://bbchron.blogspot.com

dow, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

just heard about this, RIP.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

everybody's dying these days. i guess i'm getting old, too.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

just a few years back it felt like a baby-boomer rock star's death was an unusual thing, now it's happening everyday. a helpful reminder of how short our lives are.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chris Ethridge was in the International Submarine Band, too, although he may not have played on "Blue Eyes," my favourite song by them--he joined after it had already been out as a single (but before the album was completed).

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP Chris Ethridge. those three co-written Gram songs are gems

gospodin simmel, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

was looking through my collection last night - i've got a lot of chris ethridge! randy newman, ry cooder, burrito bros, graham nash., that dave mason solo album... wonder what his contribution to those parsons co-writes was. I mean, if you were going to pick the best Parsons songs to have co-writes on, those'd be up there.

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

contenderizer, Monday, 13 August 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay, i guess i fucked that up. this is what i meant to post:

contenderizer, Monday, 13 August 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

man i love the burritos.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 13 August 2012 00:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3

buzza, Monday, 13 August 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

man i love the burritos.

― one dis leads to another (ian), Sunday, August 12, 2012 5:54 PM (9 minutes ago)

contenderizer, Monday, 13 August 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Burrito Deluxe is pretty under-rated in the FBB/Parsons canon. "Older Guys"..."Lazy Days"..."Man In The Fog"...

Jeremy Spencer Slid in Class Today (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 13 August 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, "man in the fog" is so great, love the middle verse from the mom's POV

contenderizer, Monday, 13 August 2012 05:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

"image of me" too

contenderizer, Monday, 13 August 2012 05:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 sneaky pete's wizard outfit in the "christine" video

the late great, Monday, 13 August 2012 05:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

"image of me" is pretty much the perfect country song, and the FBB do a great version.

tylerw, Monday, 13 August 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, this comment from way back re: that avalon disc
michael clarke surprisingly solid on the drums!
errr, he really is barely keeping it together. that recent post-parsons gig they put out is a lot more solid rhythmically.

tylerw, Monday, 13 August 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

gilded palace >>>> gp > third burritos record > grievous angel > burrito deluxe

imo.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 13 August 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

three years has changed my feelings i guess!

Gilded Palace >>> 3rd record > burrito deluxe >>>>>>> the rest.

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one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 13 August 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i guess i might put burrito deluxe in front of grievous angel, but i have come around hard on gp. great record.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 13 August 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

These guys are a bit of a blindspot for me, despite loving a lot of similar stuff from that era. Gilded Palace of Sin is the one to start with, right?

I Shall Be Re-Released (Mr Andy M), Monday, 13 August 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink


this one has the first two albums in their entirety, plus a bit more.

tylerw, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ Nice one.

I Shall Be Re-Released (Mr Andy M), Monday, 13 August 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is also a much nicer cover than the Gilded Palace/Burrito Deluxe two-fer CD I have

rob, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink


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